10 Of The Safest Dividend Blue-Chips To Own In A Recession

10 Of The Safest Dividend Blue-Chips To Own In A Recession

Posted On June 1, 2022 10:21 am

The 2022 bear market has many income investors nervous, especially given the rising recession risk for 2023 and 2024.

The world’s safest dividend blue-chips have the balance sheets and business models to keep growing their payouts no matter what the economy does.

Today these blue-chips are 10 of the safest dividend stocks on earth, with 100% safety scores.

This means approximately a 1% average risk of a dividend cut even in the most severe recession.

They are 11% undervalued, yield 1.9%, and analysts expect 15.9% long-term returns, similar to the 17.6% they’ve delivered over the last 14 years.

In fact, just a handful of low-cost ETFs can turn these ultra-safe dividend blue-chips into an Ultra SWAN recession-optimized retirement portfolio that can potentially help the typical retired couple

  • deliver over $5 million more inflation-adjusted wealth over 30 years than a 60/40 retirement portfolio
  • turn $510K in average retirement savings into almost $7 million inflation-adjusted wealth after 30 years more than a 60/40 retirement portfolio
  • fell just 22% during the Great Recession vs 31% for a 60/40 and 51% for the S&P 500
  • fell just 7% in the Pandemic crash in March 2020 vs 12% 60/40 and 20% S&P 500

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Dividend Sensei

I'm an Army veteran and former energy dividend writer for The Motley Fool. I'm a proud co-founder of Wide Moat Research, Dividend Kings, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My work can be found on Seeking Alpha, Dividend Kings, iREIT, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My goal is to help all people learn how to harness the awesome power of dividend growth investing to achieve their financial dreams and enrich their lives. With 24 years of investing experience, I've learned what works and more importantly, what doesn't, when it comes to building long-term wealth and income streams and achieving long-term financial goals.

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